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thank you for watching this special edition of "360," blade runner, murder or mistake. i'm randi kaye. good night. airborne in the final lap.
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tonight, the fiery end at daytona international speedway. >> it happened very quickly. it's what ultimately ended up in her demise. >> parents on drugs. can prescription pills make you a better mom or dad? and the deadly silence that surrounds suicide. and a president's take on a best picture nominee. did hollywood get it wrong? good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. as we go on the air tonight, there is a gaping hole in the only thing that protects the fans from injury or death at nascar's biggest race. that reinforced fencing wall at the daytona international speedway mangled by a fiery crash, leaving many to wonder, will the super bowl of nascar racing, the daytona 500, even run tomorrow? but to start us off tonight, we have new incredible video of today's fiery crash. we take you right into the stands, in the middle of the chaos.
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watch. and here's how it all started. the multi-car smash-up happened seconds before the checkered flag at today's nationwide series race. the cars were packed tonight jostling for position racing at the top of their speed. they got tangled up. the collision sent kyle larson's 32 car hurtling toward the fence that's supposed to protect the fans. some crashing through and over that fence. 14 people were taken to hospitals. frantic repairs to the track are going on right now as we speak. we'll update you on this story throughout the hour tonight. nascar reacted immediately to the crash. i talked with driver brad keselowski just moments after it happened. at that point, he didn't know about the injuries. we now know 28 people were hurt, two critically. brad tells us what happens from a race car driver's perspective. >> i think you look at the
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wreck. there was a battle for the lead. i was driving the 22 car. and there was contact between me and the 7 car who were going for the win. just one of those unfortunate accidents. i think the most unfortunate part is it's not the accident itself but there were some injuries in the stands we hope and are all praying that everyone's okay. still too early to tell exactly what the situation is there. but a lot of thoughts going out to them. i think that's probably the most important thing. >> you're absolutely right. thank you for saying that. usually these fences hold. but i do see if you look at the video closely, looks like one of the tires did manage to bounce over that wall and go into the stands. you're right, for the people who were in the stands and who were injured, you guys have no injuries, right? >> yeah, i'm fine. i think all the other drivers and all the drivers involved in that wreck appeared to be okay to me. i think we'll at least, from what i could tell, treated and
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released. still too early to tell from the fan perspective. i know from a driver perspective that everyone's okay and it's just an unfortunate accident. and these things happen. it's important for us that as drivers we assume the risk and fans do not. so for the most part, the catch fence did stop some of the parts. obviously not all of them. but it could have been a lot worse, for sure. >> so this video, people in the stands, this is the view as that comes hurtling. i don't know if you're in a position to see this, but you can see that some people were -- got debris thrown on them. people are asking each other if they're okay. let's listen in. >> holy crap.
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>> unbelievable. >> are you all right? >> that's video from youtube. that was inside the -- brad keselowski, thank you so much. i appreciate you joining us, okay? >> yeah, my pleasure. like i said, i'm just hoping everyone's okay. i think that's where everyone here in the nascar community -- that's where our thoughts and players are at. the result of the race was unfortunate from a finishing position. but it doesn't mean anything to me right now. just hoping that everyone's okay and we rely on our fans and we'll get it right. >> joining me on the phone is tom hoover, he calls himself a nascar superfan. you were there today when the crash happened. where were you and what did you see? >> we were in what's called the sprint tower. we were sitting in the upper
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deck and it was about probably 15 feet to the left of where the car hit the fence. >> and so what did you see? >> we saw -- we were watching -- it was a big finish and all of a sudden we saw a wreck and then we saw the car in the air and it hit the fence. it was pretty scary. once it hit the fence, we saw parts flying off. the car shredded into many pieces. >> immediately did you know that people were injured? >> no, we did not know because i think we were in a state of shock. it was such a big crash and it hit the fence. after two or three minutes, we saw parts of the car had broken the barrier and that people in the stands could have been hurt. >> so this was, you said, not until a couple of minutes after. what were people doing? how did people react to this? >> well, everybody in our area rushed to the front of the deck
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and looked down to where the car had hit the fence. we were somewhat isolated because we were higher up. but as we looked down, we saw people -- the ems people started coming in and helping those people in the crowd. and later on we realized that people in the upper deck, maybe in the section down from us, had been injured also. >> i understand that you have taken your family to daytona eight times now and never anything like this, right? >> sure. this is highly unusual event. it was very surprising. usually if there's a big wreck, all the debris and action stays on the track. >> going back? >> oh, yeah. we'll for sure go back. i feel safe. i'm not sure i would sit down low on the track, in any of the seats down low. but i do feel safe attending an event. >> tom hoover, nascar superfan, thank you, sir. >> my pleasure. thank you. >> we're glad he's okay. let's get you to up to speed on the other news right now.
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europe's tallest active volcano, mount etna roared to life. erupting for the first time in a year. it spewed lava and gas lighting up italy's night sky. the vatican is in rumor control mode right now. just a few days before pope benedict xvi steps down, some major newspapers in italy are printing details of an investigation that links senior catholic leaders to a church cover-up. full details when we're live from rome in just a few minutes here on cnn. a fierce winter storm is headed right for the northeast. parts of vermont, new hampshire, maine and massachusetts can expect up to 10 inches of snow. and rain will soak most of the east coast from washington, d.c. to the south.
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boston will get a slushy mix of rain and snow. the city still cleaning up after that big blizzard that hit two weeks ago. next, the deadly silence that surrounds suicide. one family's heartbreaking story.
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suicide is such a taboo subject. one man found the courage to go public about his older brother's suicide after mindy mccready ended her life. "usa today" editor john siniff wrote about losing his brother, ted.
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he wrote this, i knew that he'd been battling debilitating back pain, alcoholism, drug abuse for years. i ache, still as i recall his sad eyes. and we can't keep looking the other way. john joins us live from washington, d.c. thank you for joining us. how are you doing? >> fine, don, thanks for having me on the show and for tackling this topic. >> it is a difficult and emotional topic. tell us about your brother, ted. did he feel ashamed about seeking treatment for mental health issues? >> i don't know if he felt ashamed as much as he was so far into it and his life had taken what he saw as such a desperate turn that it was not only the depression but it was the anxiety that accompanied that. it was the drugs that he had become accustomed to because of the really debilitating back pain that i wrote about. and it was really -- it was a lot more than that.
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and i think that people who are depressed and who have these things going on in their lives -- it gets to the point where sometimes they see no way out. and it starts to spiral from there. we've all seen it. all seen people who we think, they're going to pull themselves out of it. and i think even with my family, as much pain and as much suffering and as i wrote the sad eyes he had the few weeks before he died, you always think they're going to get out of it. >> having dealt with similar issues from people i know, many times people turn their backs on people who are suffering from depression or who may be having issues because they just don't want to deal with it themselves, they don't want to join the person in the pain, so to speak. >> it's true. and it's not only not wanting to join them in the pain. but you feel -- that's my big brother. you think that he's going to have the strength at some point to pull out of it. and if someone hasn't suffered
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from depression, you don't understand what a dark shade of black that is and how it's so, so debilitating that i think too often in our society people will say, oh, just buck up, pull out of it, you'll be okay, smile. it's not that. it's something that i think we've gotten better at as a society in the past 20, 30 years. but it's not something that someone on their own can just say, hey, i'm going to have a better day tomorrow. it's not that simple. >> john, i was speaking with dr. drew. and he actually read your article. i asked him what he thought we needed to focus on. here's what he said. >> let's keep in mind, it is the depression, it is the firearms. but it is the stigma that prevents people from getting treatment. it's the stigma that people are
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afraid to admit that they're having suicidal thoughts. i just dealt with this poor mindy mccready. that was death by stigma. i spoke to her a week and a half before her demise. she was stigmatized by her depression, fearful of going in the hospital. i have finally convinced her that she could be confident in a mental health facility, she would have confidential care. within 24 hours, the press was feeding on her hospitalization. she freaked out and left. >> he said his brother is one of many suicides that go unreported each year. why don't we talk about this problem? >> the words that often come to mind when people talk about suicide -- weak, selfish, shameful, sinful. no wonder people don't want to talk about it. they have a grave misconception about what it is and how it affects people.
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it's a symptom of depression. when depression becomes so severe that the thoughts, which are distorted and abnormal, begin occurring to somebody that the only alternative to end the pain is to get out. >> john, you did not go public about your brother's suicide for a while. why is that? is it because your brother, you thought, or even your family was concerned about the stigma of suicide? >> you know what, i didn't even think about it that hard. i just knew that it was something that i couldn't really share with a lot of the people closest to me. i had friends that i've known since i was 12 years old who didn't find out until this past week when i wrote that article how ted had died. and my co-workers as well. my thinking was that it's hard for people to process. i know that when -- if i was to say, ted died by killing himself, ted died of a suicide, that it's something that people would immediately feel discomfort and it would maybe lock up the conversation. the fact is, i can tell you that this week, after writing that column and reaching out to
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people, my friends who have known me, my colleagues, it's been not only cathartic. it's been emotionally draining to hear how many people are affected by this and how many people, whether it be guns or pills or whatever -- but how many people have experienced this kind of pain in their lives and haven't talked about it. >> yeah. those words rang true for you, then, what dr. drew was saying? >> absolutely. and i think, too, one of the things i heard him say is weakness. that's something -- it's not just weakness. but it's also the fact that a suicide is viewed in many quarters as a failure of some sort. and because family members and friends, because we were there through that painful path, some of that failure -- it reflects back on us or at least that's how we process it. and no one -- we're a very win-oriented culture. we're very, be strong, carry on, go forward. with suicide, it's the end. it's a finality and it's also seen in many corners as a
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failure. how do you process that? you take that failure and you bury it and then you don't recognize those symptoms in other people down the road. this conversation is so important. >> it is. i want you to give some advice. i know someone who when he and his partner broke up, one of them tried to commit suicide. he said, i told you, you were my best friend but you turned your back on me because you wanted to start a relationship with someone else, you wouldn't listen to me. what do you do in that situation? how important is it to pay attention to someone else and help someone else in that particular -- who has that particular mindset? >> i think if i could give any one bit of advice to anyone out there, it's pay attention to the small things and always assume the worst. always assume that this person isn't just talking. they aren't just morose. that they're on the edge and that they could do something that is irreversible. my regret. and i know that many of my siblings, my mother, every
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family member who talks about this, the regret is that there's always something you think you could have done. when i saw him the weeks before his death and my wife saw him, looking at him and saying, clearly he's not in a good place. but he'll pull his way out of it. assume that they can't pull their way out of it. that's all i would say, reach out, talk to them, pull people together and find out a way to bring them forward. >> john, thank you so much for coming on. i really appreciate it. >> thank you, don. coming up next -- parents on drugs. can prescription pills make you a better mom or dad? "progress" share your progress-oh! story on facebook. [ male announcer ] make your escape... twice as rewarding.
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this sounds weird. but i want you to listen. popping pills to improve your parents skills. a woman's drug can make her a better mom. her comments. that's what she says article sparked a huge reaction. do parents really need medication to deal with crying
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babies, cranky toddlers, moody teenagers? i talked with dr. drew pinsky about the controversy. >> xanax, put that aside for a second. anti-depressants may be helpful. if someone is bi-polar if they don't get those treated, they can become a dangerous parent. a properly treated medical problem, if they allow the stigma not to allow them to get proper treatment -- now, anti-anxiety medication, if somebody has a panic disorder, reasonable. but if it's used to deal with the feelings of being overwhelmed, it's tough being a parent. we are going to pop a pill to make that better?
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it's a grotesque mistake as well. parenting is a tough job. it's an unhappy job a lot of the time. that's just the way it goes. if you take a pill to make that better, you block your ability to be attuned to the child. >> that's interesting. for me, i know if i take a xanax, i'm just going to go to sleep. so i would be a terrible parent on a xanax because i would never be there for my kids. let's talk about the article that talked about these anti-depressants and benzos making them better parents. it's called generation medication, that one in five american adults now take at least one type of medication to treat a psychological or behavioral disorder. that surprises me. does that surprise you? >> it doesn't surprise me. it's even higher when you look at, say, colleges and institutes of higher education. the use of these drugs are off the charts. i was raised by a family doctor. he always taught me growing up that medications are always dangerous. you only take medication when it
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really overcoming the potential adverse effects. you need it because it's worth the risk. to think that medications are going to simply make your life better, that's a mistake. the real core of this problem is most of that medication is prescribed by primary care doctors who don't have training in psychiatry. and they're encouraged to be the ones that sort of advocate the use of medication and they may not be properly diagnosing people. if you don't have a proper diagnosis, you can't have a proper treatment. and our kids are seeing the casual attitudes we have towards medication. believe me, they've adopted that in their relationship with medication as well. >> that was dr. drew pinsky. let's bring in the man who wrote the controversial article, shawn bean. he's in orlando, florida, tonight. were you surprised by how many parents were taking anti-depressants or anti-anxiety pills when you wrote this article?
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>> yeah, first off, the population of just people who are depressed or suffer from anxiety in the general population is huge. it's one in ten americans are depressed. 40 million suffer from anxiety disorders. then when you layer on parenting on top of that, you see the numbers are even more inflated. stay-at-home moms, mothers of multiples, pregnant moms, new moms and even dads all suffer from depression and anxiety at higher rates than the general population do. >> then why have kids? >> well, i think that's -- i don't think anyone who's having kids knows they're going into this situation with any sort of expectation. you're going to have your kid, you're going to dress them up, take them out and get them photographed. it seems wonderful. it's going to seem like a commercial. but obviously you don't know until you get into the trenches what you're really dealing with. >> everyone who's had a kid was a kid and they should know what they're in for.
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you wrote that we're becoming a generation medication. >> that's right. >> is popping pills a copout for people who really don't need the medication in the first place? is that what you're saying? >> it's one of the points we raise in the story, whether or not we're medicating the everyday emotional roller coaster of parenthood. but at the same time you have to realize that there are a lot of parents who really need this medication. i think the problem is -- and why we got such a bad backlash to this story. you can't take a blood test for depression and anxiety. you can't get an x-ray and say, there's your depression right there. and because you can't really see it, it's this invisible enemy, you don't really -- people are a little suspicious about who has it and who doesn't. as dr. drew pointed out, i was surprised to find out that ob/gyns and general practitioners can prescribe these pills. i was really surprised about that. i think there's an ease in
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getting them. you go see one doctor, they say you need it, another doctor says you don't. it's not like breaking your arm and putting a cast on it. this is a little bit -- it's a little more murky. >> shawn, i'm just wondering, where is the disconnect here? what do people actually think life is like? do they all of a sudden wake up in the morning and go, well, my life isn't like the soap opera or the fairly tale movie -- it's never been like that. where is the disconnect here? what's going on? >> well, it's interesting that when you look at how they diagnose depression and you look at those symptoms, fatigue, irritability, sense of worthlessness or hopelessness, that describes a lot of the parents that i know. so you go into that area where you go, am i just dealing with everyday parenthood or do i have another situation that i've really got to get checked out? >> i ask that because i would
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say that we have it much better, all of us, than the generations before us, people who actually dug ditches and who actually had to go out and work and do manual, hard labor and didn't always have mass transportation and had to walk. do we have it too good? it's just an odd situation for me. as a parent of two, you would know better than anyone else here. >> yeah. i was thinking about coming into this -- someone asked me, how do you deal with your anxiety or any situations of feeling stressed or anxious about raising kids? i don't know that i do do a good job handling that. my wife would probably say i could do a lot better. there's no -- you don't open my fridge and there's a jar of anxiety juice that i drink in the morning that takes care of all my problems. i don't know if i have the magic bullet and i don't know if we do have it too good. i think there's a really interesting point that wasn't in the story, which is that the united states and new zealand
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are the only two countries in the world that allow directed consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals. that's amazing and i think that plays into this whole story. >> absolutely. you remember growing up, people had 17 kids. i was one of 17. i was one of 11. and now you have two kids and you can't deal with it. >> yeah, i've got two kids and we're not really sure about keeping the second one. >> thank you, shawn bean. thank you. really appreciate it. next, an engine and a tire hit the stands in daytona. today's fiery crash and what problems it could mean for tomorrow's big race. ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the all-new cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. ♪ for a limited time, take advantage of this exceptional offer on the all-new cadillac ats.
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it's sunday morning already in rome and in vatican city where catholic church officials have their hands full with two extraordinary events. in a few hours, pope benedict xvi will address a faithful crowd for the last time. he will resign on thursday. vatican officials also will be dealing with newspaper reports that claim the pope is stepping down for a different reason than he says. on the phone with me now from rome is the bureau chief from "newsweek" and "the daily beast." barbie nadeau. tell us what the biggest newspaper in italy suggests is the real reason the pope is stepping down. >> there are reports that the
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pope is stepping down under pressure that he can't deal with an ongoing sex scandal. this is not the pedophile priest, church sex abuse scandal. it's an alleged gay priest ring in rome in which priests are being blackmailed by certain members of the secular community and that this is just too much for the pope to bear. supposedly three cardinals who were running an investigation into the leaked scandal when the pope's butler was accused of releasing documents to the press. they were running a tandem investigation and allegedly found these improprieties inside the vatican. >> do these rumors have any weight at all? i understand the newspapers are not naming the sources. >> no, the newspapers are not
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naming the sources. but in a city like rome, you're dealing with the vatican, these experts who deal with this very complicated beat -- i don't think anyone doubts that there's something to this. we do know that the three cardinals were doing an investigation. we know that that report was supposedly delivered to benedict xvi. but what the report says, no one knows for sure. but i think many people believe here that there is some element of truth to it, certainly with regard to the gay priest scandal. >> thank you very much. we appreciate your time. let's get you up to speed on the day's headlines. this information is just in to cnn. las vegas police have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting on the las vegas strip. ammar harris still on the loose right now. an aspiring rapper, kenneth cherry, also known as kenny
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europe's tallest active volcano, mount etna roared to life, erupting for the first time in a year. it spewed lava and gas lighting up italy's night sky. a former member of the temptations is dead. otis damon harris joined the legendary group in the early '70s and changed his first name because the temptations already had an otis. he died. of prostate cancer. he was 62 years old. a day before nascar's signature event, the daytona 500, a fiery crash at the daytona international speedway, the video is stunning. debris sent flying into the stands, including a flaming tire. 28 fans injured, two criticalically. should the big race go on tomorrow. i spoke with a senior investigative reporter for "sports illustrated." what a crash. crashes happen all the time in nascar. but this one was unusual. >> the drivers assume a lot of
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the risk but you don't think the fans do as well. you see that retaining wall they had and you're thankful that that existed. but this does happen from time to time where debris will breach that wall and fly into the stands. i've never seen a tire. but there was an unfortunate event. nascar needed some publicity. they thought they were going to get it with danica patrick. this is not the kind of publicity they needed the day before the signature event. >> we're getting information that there were some fans who were injured. one is from a medical center in daytona beach saying this particular person is being kept for observation after they were transported to the hospital complaining of pain in the chest and in the sternum. if people are injured in this, what about the race must go on? do you think that should happen? >> i think it probably will happen. whether it should is another conversation. but again, this is not the atmosphere in which they wanted to hold this race. remember, they're coming back less than 24 hours later and having really their biggest event of the season. and i think, again, we've seen
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this in the past. we've seen worse injuries than this, we've seen fatalities where they held races the next day or continued racing on the day it happened. it's unfortunate for the fans in the stands. >> tell us about the precautions, the safety precautions that are taken when it comes to these races. you have that retaining wall which is reinforced steel. you have the cages in the car now. tell us about the advances that have been made over the years as we look at that and also there is new video, the video that you're looking at now. the clean-up after this crash. >> the clean-up will be very swift. literally every year, we see advances, not just in nascar but in open racing as well. it cannot hide the fact that we're talking about cars going in excess of 200 miles an hour sometimes, bunched closely together. a lot can happen. the cars have to be fairly light in order to achieve these
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speeds. and the retaining wall, this is one of the top tracks in nascar, you can see how the wall is built. you can see also that curved top which saved a lot of damage today. but you cannot have an accident-free nascar. you can't have -- it's like helmets in the nfl in some level. it's a dangerous sport with a certain risk. we've seen drivers deal with this. it's rare we see fans have to deal with it. it was obviously unfortunate today. >> as you're looking at this video, they're trying to repair this. can they repair this in time and vitt strong and safe enough to keep people in the stands protected by tomorrow? >> yeah, exactly. that's what's going to -- unfortunately that's probably, if anything is going to delay the starting time or even cancel the race, that's what it's going to be. but i think the experts are -- they built the wall intending
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for that to happen and also you have to see how quickly they get that track cleared. i do think the race will go on. but if that retaining wall isn't 100%, that's what will delay the race. >> john, thank you. 's best suited for you. bny mellon. the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf., and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy. we've shared what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. bp's also committed to america. we support nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger.
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after a week holed up in a jail cell, oscar pistorius is staying here at his uncle's house as he fights charges that he murdered his girlfriend. pistorius is banned from his own home which is now a crime scene. the olympian is a hunted man by the paparazzi. after posting bond, reporters chased his car. nic robertson is in johannesburg with the latest for us. >> reporter: it has come to this, parole officers checking up on oscar pistorius. behind the high walls and wrought iron gates of his uncle's security-secured mansion, banned from his own home, which is the crime scene, life forever changed. his famous fashion model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, the one he told friends he might marry,
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dead. and the nation once united in its adoration of him divided over his bail. >> i think it's fair. i think the man is -- we don't know if he's guilty or not. to try him now is not really fair. >> despite all the evidence that mounted up against him, he still managed to get bail. >> reporter: steenkamp's family appear disappointed at the outcome, too. >> not sure what to feel in the case. they just want to know the truth. and whatever happens, it's not going to bring reeva back. just want justice and the truth. >> reporter: her father, barry, even more outspoken. quoted in a newspaper as saying, is, pistorius is, and how good his legal team is. he needs to live with himself if
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he gets his legal team to lie for him. he'll have to live with his conscience. but if he is telling the truth, i may forgive him one day. but if it didn't happen as he described it, he should suffer and he will suffer. only he knows. in the affluent pretoria suburb, his uncle issued this statement. what happened has changed our lives irrevocably, saying it has drawn the family closer together, adding, we are acutely aware of the fact that this is only the beginning of a long road to prove that as we know oscar never intended to harm reeva, let alone cause her death. both families say they want justice. it will be a long wait. pistorius' next court appearance is june 4th, and likely his trial, many, many more months after that, possibly as late as next year. nic robertson, cnn, johannesburg, south africa. >> thanks very much. an odd question for you, how much coke can one rock star do? wait until you hear how much steven tyler says he spent on blow.
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let's talk some entertainment, shall we? dean obeidallah, he's back. i can't believe i still call you a comedian. are you really a comedian? you have to be funny to be a comedian. >> thank you, don. they call you a journalist. that's kind of funny. let's begin. >> at least i get paid for it. so, dean -- >> oh! >> you don't see me going to your comedy show trying to be a journalist. you're a comedian coming on -- >> good point. happy to be here. >> and it's saturday night.
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shouldn't you have a gig? >> please let's continue with the question. >> dean, you've seen a lot of movies because you have a lot of alone time that you have to fill. >> i do. >> i'm so nice to you. so some canadiens are grumpy doesn't credit canada enough. take a listen. this is former president carter. >> the only thing i would say was that 90% of the contributions to the ideas and the consummation of the plan was canadian. and the movie gives almost full credit to the american cia. and with that exception, the movie is very good. but ben affleck's character in the film was only -- he was only in tehran a day and a half. and the main hero, in my opinion, was ken taylor, who was a canadian ambassador who orchestrated the entire process. >> he's talking about the hostages, correct? >> yes, yes.
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>> okay. do you think the canadians should be upset, dean? >> i think canada's barely a country. there are more people living in my apartment building than are living canada. we are lucky we don't take you over. how is that for an answer? honestly, if they win the award, ben affleck can thank them because there was a historical inaccuracy in this. i'm sure president carter who was president then knows the truth. upset, no. no one cares about canada. >> i like canada. speak for yourself. >> you can like it. but come on? >> i'm going to canada next week. canada, i love you. don't blame me -- send your hate letters to dean. >> tweet me all you can, canada. >> let's talk about steven tyler. the lead singer for aerosmith, he recently was a judge on "american idol" as well. he told "us weekly"
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he says he did a lot of drugs in the '70s and '80s, as much as $5 million to $6 million of cocaine. is that even possible? if steven tyler one day dies and they cremate him, they could sell his ashes by the gram and probably get high from it. he's the poster child for raising taxes on the rich people. >> i have not read the article. i've only read about the article. so i don't read "us weekly" a lot. but a lot of people have lost their fortune behind drugs. we've seen it. we've seen stars die. doesn't seem out of the question to me. does it to you? >> frankly, i'm not being prudish. but i have no idea how much cocaine costs. but people have lost their fortunes to drugs and people have died. but he's over it. he went to rehab several times. he says now he's sober.
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that's the most important part of this. now he's clean and sober. >> first lady danced with jimmy fallon. is this proper behavior for a first lady? >> you know, trying to get through a benghazi cover-up -- this is ridiculous. first of all, if you watch the clip, fabulous dancer. jimmy fallon looks like a '70s guy. but she can really dance. i think it was a lot of fun. and some people on the right will be upset with anything michelle obama does or anyone named obama does. that's life. get over it. >> dean, it was fun. i love that she did the sprinkler. >> i'm not fighting on this. have a sense of humor. >> thank you, dean. another story we have coming up, a cheerleader with some moves of her own. find out what made the money shot. that's next. don't show it, don't show it.
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